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Speed Stars is serious stuff, just ask SA comedy heavyweights, David Levinsohn and Jason Goliath! The joking stopped the moment they put their helmets on and took to the track in our first celebrity pairing for Season 2.

Brought to you by Michelin, Speed Stars brings you the biggest names in the world of media, sport and entertainment and sees them going head to head on the racetrack to see who really can drive!

Season 1 saw former international referee, Jonathan Kaplan, take top honours as SA’s speediest star, beating the likes of 5fm’s Rob Forbes, former Springbok captain, John Smit, TV presenter Lalla Hirayama, musician Jack Parow and former Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam, to name a few.

SAFETY FIRST FOR OUR SPEEDY STARS

For Michelin & Speed Stars it’s not only about going fast! Road and tyre safety form an important part of the show, with dedicated safety lessons in each episode educating guests and viewers alike.

Before being unleashed on the race track to set their fastest lap times, our guests are given professional training from our team of driving instructors, headed up by 2 legends of SA motor racing, Mike Briggs and Tschops Siphuka Continue reading

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Actor and presenter – Lawrence Maleka joins Boity Thulo to host Club 808 on Friday, 9 September at 6PMClub 808 is e.tv‘s premier music and youth lifestyle show which features the best music and happenings in the world of entertainment.

A massive music fan, Lawrence is ecstatic about joining the Club 808 family. “I’m very excited about joining thee.tv and Club 808 teams. One of my first gigs in the industry was hosting a music show where Boity was a frequent guest, so we go way back,” says Maleka. “Viewers can expect me to do what I always strive to do; the best I can. I hope to use my knowledge of the local music industry to give Club 808 fans the inside track”.

“Lawrence has loads of charisma and a very special charm that we, as a channel, are always looking for,” says Marlon Davids, MD of e.tv Channels Division. “We are confident that Lawrence and Boity will work brilliantly together and we are excited to see what they bring to Club 808 as a team” Continue reading

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The Lucky 13 to be revealed on TLC from tomorrow!

The TLC Next Great Presenter competition, in association with Colgate Optic White, is heating up! After receiving more than 1500 auditions from around the continent, TLC today announced that it has extended its Top 12 semi-finalists to a “Top 13” based on the high number of quality entries received. The “Lucky 13” semi-finalists will be revealed daily on TLC Entertainment (DStv 135) from Wednesday, 7 September until Monday, 19 September.

“We’d like to thank all our amazing fans who auditioned to become TLC’s Next Great Presenter. The entries we received have again showcased the incredible talent that Africa has to offer! With so many outstanding auditions, we had a difficult time narrowing it down and decided to extend the semi-finalist list to a Top 13, giving one more budding star the opportunity to go through to the next round of the competition. Stay tuned to TLC to see who’s made it through,” said Lee Hobbs, VP of Channels for Discovery Networks. Continue reading

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Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot on Tuesday said the South Africans are expecting a huge challenge by the Wallaby pack when the two teams meet in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.

Proudfoot, a former Test front ranker, said he is expecting the Wallabies to be very competitive in all set-piece departments.

“Australian lineouts have been exceptional throughout the years and their scrums and defensive breakdowns are very good, so we know upfront it’s going to be a tough challenge,” said Proudfoot.

“Test matches are determined by small margins so we therefore have to ensure that we are accurate in our execution, in all departments.”

The Springbok match-23 to face Australia this weekend will be announced on Wednesdayevening at 19h00 (SA time).

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Many job applicants think – incorrectly – that the war is pretty much won once their CV gets the nod and they get invited to a job interview. Yet the shortlisting is only the first hurdle and, once cleared, candidates must prepare to compete on a very different level against other candidates who also passed muster on paper, an expert says.

“Interviews can be scary affairs, and anxiety often trips up otherwise deserving candidates,” says Wonga Ntshinga, Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of ICT at The Independent Institute of Education, the largest and most accredited private higher education institution in South Africa.

“The purpose of an interview is to get to know a candidate more closely, and to try and determine which shortlisted candidate will be the best fit not only for the work and a position’s unique challenges, but also for the company and its culture,” he says. Continue reading

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The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge (or TMC as it is affectionately known in the trail running community) takes place next Saturday, 10 September 2016.

A Cape Town institution, and eagerly anticipated race each year, The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge is an iconic and exhilarating race which offers trails of indigenous forest, mountain streams, slopes of fynbos and many spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Participants have a host of racing options from the 44km individual or team trail, 23km Lite trail to the 7km Family Fun Run.

“Race organisers have also included a kiddies dash and the introduction of the first ever TMC Schools Challenge” says Kevin Lennett of The Crazy Store.

“While trail running is not an official school racing discipline, more and more youth are drawn to the challenges and excitement offered by trail runs.”

This event – which kicks off at the Jan van Riebeeck Sports Fields – supports team entries for certain classes with team sizes ranging from 2 – 3 participants per team. All entries in the 44km and 23km events receive a Crazy Store branded First Ascent performance t-shirt and cap valued at R500, for each runner.

Entrants in the school and family races will each receive a Crazy Store branded First Ascent performance cap valued at R100.

Entries can be made online at http://www.crazystore.co.za/crazy-trails/the-crazy-store-table-mountain-challenge

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On Monday, 5 September, the Western Cape Government Health, Emergency Medical Services College of Emergency Care received a very generous donation from the MTN SA Foundation in the form of a multi-media centre.

The centre, comprehensively equipped with 44 computer terminals, two projectors, two interactive white boards, a computer server, laptop and printer, all worth well over R860 000 was graciously received by the Western Cape MEC for Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and several other senior EMS officials as well as internal and external stakeholders of both the MTN SA Foundation and Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services.

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

Last week I joined leaders from 30 of the world’s major cities to call on G20 leaders to act faster in tackling climate change.

Before the G20 leaders met in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, the call was to put pressure on the major nations of the world to deliver on the promises of the Paris Agreement, agreed in December 2015 and signed by 180 countries.

The joint letter observes that global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak by 2020 in order to limit the global temperature increase to 1,5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – a key goal of the Paris Agreement.

The letter asserts that such progress represents ‘one of the greatest political, economic and practical challenges’ for leaders at every level, but reassures the G20 heads of state that they ‘have great allies in this task: we, the mayors of the megacities of the world’. Continue reading

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